Bloodborne pistol build / Iron Kingdoms Magelock pistol


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I've lurked around here for a long while checking out other people's builds and I thought that I would share my own :)

I started a blog to record my journey of setting up my workshop and building the pistol.

My blog can be found here:

but I will post a much shortened account of the build here also.

I drew my initial inspiration from this bit of Bloodborne concept art:

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and altered the image to fit more to my liking.

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I printed out the picture and made a cardboard template before transferring it to MDF.


I doubled the thickness up to 36mm of MDF, stuck the sheets together and cut out the shape, separating the front breach apart so it can hinge.


I then separated the grip and shaped and sanded it up.

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I then profiled the main part, and drilled and screwed the grip to it.


I turned a barrel on my lathe, created a thread at one end and bored out a barrel at the other.

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More shaping and profiling, and making a locking tab on the top and adding some cardboard decoration to the breach piece.

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I also made a stand for the model (and painted and lacquered it) and started priming everything up.

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Next I made a silicone mould of the grip and cast a resin copy.

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I then cast a mould for the barrel and made a resin copy of that also (on the 2nd try - the first was a bit wonky ;) )

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Then some decoration for the main piece, and filled and sanded some more

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More decoration for the breach piece and then a 2-part silicone mould of it.
I also made a small mould for the cocking lever with the left over silicone that you can see in the last picture.

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aaand that whistle stop tour brings us up to date with where I am at the moment. I will update more when I make more progress!

Thanks for looking :)